Observation 29569: Cortinarius amabilis Bojantchev, Ammirati & Pastorino
When: 2009-12-04
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Identified at the MSSF Fungus Fair by Dimitar Bojantchev as belonging to the Phlegmacium group. He will be doing more work on them.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Lots of this one today – 2010/12/03
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2010-12-04 03:49:20 CST (-0500)

A bunch of frbs from the SF Watershed. Also from elsewhere. This year this Cort fruits quite abundantly.


Here is the fun part…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2010-11-30 23:05:56 CST (-0500)

Ok, here is my observation for these.

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These are in the same clade as the European Cortinarius fulvocitrinus, but quite apart still.

Check this is out — this huge phylogenetic tree built against all GenBank Calochroid data…

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Scroll down about 1/3-rd until you see CORTINARIUS 28838 PASTORINO. This is fun, huh?


Added spore photo
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2009-12-06 22:00:28 CST (-0500)

I believe only the author of the Observation can add photos to the Observation.

Here some spores and KOH shots
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-12-06 12:40:37 CST (-0500)

Here are some spores and KOH photos – I don’t seem to be able to add images – am I missing something? Ron, can you add them to the observation. Size: 9.5-11 × 5.5-6.2µ



The spores fall neatly into the splendens concept. I am highly enticed to put that name, but since I have never seen one in Europe myself to gain first hand familiarity with the original concept, I would like to exercise some discipline here and avoid the mistakes of the past generations of North American Cortinariologists who used names that they were not personally familiar with. But I’d appreciate input from someone who is familiar with the European splendens.

The collection has been preserved and will be tested molecularly at some point, hopefully soon. These are exactly the kinds of things we need to see pulled out of the Oak forests — it takes a great amount of manpower to collect in Calfiornia. Many pairs of eyes have to be involved.

aff. splendens
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-12-06 00:49:31 CST (-0500)

This one shows affinity towards Cortinarius splendens. Even the olive-brown KOH reaction. I have preserved the material. Thank you Ron.

Cortinarius spenders has been listed recently as deadly poisonous.


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